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The Bob Hope Show, Christmas In Vietnam


Published 1964


Several color, silent films of Bob Hope and others performing in Christmas shows in Vietnam.

1964-12-26 Christmas In Vietnam, Bob Hope Show, Da Nanag AB, South Vietnam
"Newsreel-type coverage of Bob Hope and troupe, consisting of Anita Bryant; Jill St. John; Maria Alberghetti; Janis Paige; Miss Corinna (Kiriaki) Tsopei, Miss Universe; and Jerry Colonna presenting their annual Christmas show to US Forces stationed in Vietnam. Includes scenes of Bob Hope and troupe alighting from MATS C-118A--crowd reaction shots -- especially with Col Ezal, Base Comdr. After the regular show, Mr. Hope presented 1st Lt Williams of the 311th TCS with the American Red Cross Life Saving Award -- in return Mr. Hope received several momentos, including an Air Commando hat."
National Archives Identifier: 69179

1966-12-24 Bob Hope Show Tan Son Nhut South Vietnam

"Bob Hope's troupe walks toward stage. Gen. Nguyen Cao Ky walks with the entertainers toward stage. Gen. Wm. C. Westmoreland arrives with Bob Hope. VS, Anita Bryant, Joey Heatherton, Korean Kittens, Vic Damone, Phyllis Diller, Les Brown, Bob Hope and his wife, perform on stage. Gen. Westmoreland presents an award to Bob Hope."
National Archives Identifier: 30943

1967-12-25 Bob Hope USO Christmas Show Long Bihn Bear Cat South Vietnam
"Twelve reels of silent and composite coverage of the Bob Hope, USO Christmas Show. Entertainers are Bob Hope, Les Brown and orchestra, Earl Wilson, Phil Crosby, Racquel Welch, Barbara McNair, Elaine Dunn, and Madeline Hartog-Bel (Miss World). Bob Hope and entire troupe on stage. Gen George G O'Connor presents plaques and cups to Bob Hope. Barbara Mc Nair sings Silent Night, others join in. Les Brown and orchestra play. Bob Hope entertains. Les Brown entertains on stage. VS, Bob Hope puts on skit with Miss World and Earl Wilson. Elaine Dunn sings and dances."
National Archives Identifier: 31647

1967-12-26 The Bob Hope USO Show Camp Enari Pleiku South Vietnam
National Archives Identifier: 31697

1968-12-22 - 1968-12-28 Operation Holly Bob Hope USO Christmas Show
"Shows are photographed at Longbinh, Camranh Bay, Danang, Chu Lai, Phu Cat, USS aircraft carrier Hancock, USS battleship New Jersey, all in South Vietnam. Korat and U-Tapao in Thailand. The cast includes Bob Hope, Les Brown and his band Honey LTDs, singing act; Penelope Plummer, Miss World; Linda Bennet, singer; Golddiggers, song and dance group; Ann Margaret, actress; Dick Albers, trampoline act, and Roosevelt Grier, football player. Audience reaction shots of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen in the various locations. Gen Creighton W Abrams appears in reels 3 and 15. US Amb Ellsworth Bunker seated in audience with high-ranking officers in reel 5. NOTE: Amateurish coverage. Large sections of film are out of focus and badly scratched. Some poor exposures and camera lens not in proper positions. Poor camera angles and unsteady. Some parts are usable. Keeping for the record."
National Archives Identifier: 32345

1970-12-22 Bob Hope Christmas Show
"Summary: VS, Bob Hope's 20th Christmas Show for American servicemen overseas. His group of entertainers include: Les Brown and his Band of Renown, Jennifer Hosten, Miss Universe, The Golddiggers, Gloria Loring, Johnny Bench, Lola Falana and Miss Bobby Martin. VS, MG Jack Hennessey, CO, 101st Airborne Div, presents a plaque to Bob Hope. Cut-ins of audience as they react at the end of each number."
National Archives Identifier: 34089
See also:
1968 Bob Hope Christmas Show Vietnam Excerpts (December 22, 1968)
The Big Picture: Wherever They Go (1959)
The Big Picture: Wherever They Go (1967)
BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (1967)
Peace, Togetherness, And Sammy (1972)
Sammy Davis Jr. USO Show, February 1972
USO - 30 YEARS OF SERVICE (1971)


Producer United States. Department of the Army
Audio/Visual silent, color
Language English

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